July 24, 2023

Modernizing the traditional checkerboard tile.

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Play with an all-time classic pattern! Swap colors, experiment with shapes, and let your personality shine through.

Here are our top 5 favorite ways to modernize checkerboard tile.

1. Make it your own

Create your own checkerboard by combining your favorite colors from a collection. For a refreshing twist, use Aqua and Plaza from the Encaustic Thin Cement collection.




2. Subvert expectations

Break the mold by defying expectations. The Roman Check from the Heritage collection takes the timeless pattern and puts a spin on it by crafting the check from meticulously hand-cut pieces.

3. Play with shape

Give the traditional checkerboard a modern edge by exploring geometric variations. Experiment with different shapes, such as hexagons or diamonds, to create an intriguing and visually dynamic checkerboard layout.



The Gridded Check elongates the traditional checkerboard with a 3x5cm pattern. (P.S. The honed Dolomite and Lagos Gold colorway is ready to ship!)



Ravenna from the Encaustic Thin Cement collection is a playful spin on the pattern.





4. Lean into the nostalgia

Rather than shying away from its traditional nature, lean into its classic charm to create a space that exudes warmth and familiarity.





A plaid pattern adds an extra dose of homey and nostalgic character. The design is only made more beautiful by natural stone.





5. Expand your definition

While this stunning marble mosaic tile may not fit the traditional check pattern, it offers a captivating modern interpretation.



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